Photo: A group photo of PT Tunas Sawa Erma representatives, subdistrict military command members, police members, and the cooperative’s board of directors

BOVEN DIGOEL– A short while ago, PT Tunas Sawa Erma (PT TSE) officially opened the new building for Bog Dagon Mandiri (BDM) Cooperative in Naga Village, Jair District, Boven Digoel Regency, Papua. Together, company representatives and the cooperative board performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

A donation from the company, the building shows PT TSE’s concerns towards Papua’s social environment development. It comes with on-site facilities like chairs, boards, 1 water tank, 1 unit of freezer, and 10 units of cool boxes that support BDM’s ice cube production.

Participating in the event were the board of directors, PT TSE management, subdistrict military command members, and police members. “With this building, we hope to help locals, especially the co-op, to grow their business. Once these businesses get bigger, they can market the products on a larger scale,” said Jhon Nanlohy, a company representative.

After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, cooperative president Alowesius Gembenop expressed his appreciation for PT TSE’s constant attention to the economic development of Papua’s inland communities.

BDM Cooperative President signed the record of transfer


PT TSE employees welcomed cooperative members


The Bog Dagon Mandiri (BDM) Cooperative was established five years ago but has since halted operations. With the new building, activities are expected to resume.

PT Tunas Sawa Erma is a part of Tunas Sawa Erma (TSE) Group, which engages in palm oil plantation business in Papua. TSE is committed to practicing sustainable palm oil governance and keeps innovating in an effort to prioritize fulfilling its environmental and social responsibility. (PR)

Published On: September 9, 2022
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